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Savannas by Jessica Aguilar

Travel Info

Some of the Savannas are located in the Central part of Africa (Kenya). Between latitude 15° North and 30 degrees S and longitude 15 degrees W and 40° West. If you may want to visit the savannas you may want to visit during the rainy seasons instead of the dry seasons, or else you will get very hott! Pack Sun hats, Lots & lots of water bottles, Light colored shirts, Sunglasses & lots & lots of water to be hidrated. For transportation you may want to go on a bike. There isn't much food that could be eatin in the Savannas.

Weather & Enviroment

The plants located in the Savannas vary from Rhodes grass, red oats grass, star grass, lemon grass, and some shrubs. You may not see many trees in the Savannas because of the little rainfall it gets. The Acacia tree is an interesting plant in the savanna. It has an umbrella shape, with branches and leaves high off the ground that giraffes like to eat. The weather beginning in May and ending in November, they get fifteen to twenty-five inches of rain a month. In the dry season they only get about four inches of rain. The dry season occurs more then seven months of the year, from October to March in the southern hemisphere and April to September in the northern hemisphere. Dry months of the year get 4 inches of Rainfall, Rainfall months of the year get fifteen to twenty-five inches a month. The best times of the year to visit is during the rainy months of the year. If you visit during the dry months, its going to be very very hott!

Ecology in the Savannas

Animals native to African savannas include African elephants, zebras, horses, and giraffes. Many animals in the savanna are herbivores, which means they eat plants, and there is plenty of grass in the savanna. Humans use Savannas as a source of food as well as other things such as fibre and wood production. Minerals are taken from these Savannas. Savannas have been transformed by humans into many things such as national parks, tourism areas. Predator relationships in a Savanna are a lion & a zebra. The cheetah enery the Zebra. Lion preys on gazelles.

Endangered Species

One of the endangered species in the savannas are the black rhinoceros. Black Rhinos are becoming extinct because they are threatened by changing environmental and reduced habitat. They are native to sub-Saharan Africa and are characterised by 2 horns and a grey color